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applebaum. later, the service earlier tonight in newtown, connecticut . the expression -- he coined the expression iron curtain. it was such an evocative description of what happened when he gave the speech that i thought it was important to put that the beginning of the book. >> did you ever think of what he called that the iron curtain? >> there is a long story. it is a theatrical term. there was an iron curtain theaters used to use to prevent fires. churchill used it first in private. >> you know why? >> it was a favor for truman. that is where truman was from. >> let's get a slice of that speech. >> an iron curtain has descended across the continent. behind that line, like all the capitals of the ancient states of central and eastern europe -- berlin, prague, vienna, budapest, belgrade, bucharest. all of these famous cities and the population around them lying in rubble -- lie under the soviet sphere. >> why did you want to talk about this? >> i was inspired in my first book, and while this is in no way a sequel it represents thoughts i had. one thing i got interested in is the
to the pete of newtown, connecticut, a town shattered by friday's shooting and elementary school. 26 people were killed, including 20 children, before the gunman killed himself. speaking at the service, the president noted this was the fourth time he's had to console a community during his time in office. and he demanded changes in the way the u.s. deals with gun violence. >> we will be told that the causes of such violence are complex. and that is true. no single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. but that can't be an excuse for ip action. surely we can do better than this. >> the president says he will meet with a group of law enforcement parents and teachers in an effort to prevent future tragedies. several democratic lawmakers are now calling for a new push on tougher u.s. gun laws, including a ban on military-style assault weapons. >>> we'll take a short break. still to come, why china's new leaders see a future where economic growth isn't driven so much by exports. we'll have the latest. i always wait until
. you cannot do that. 8:00 eastern on c-span 2. >> president obama spoke at a service in connecticut. the remarks are about 15 minutes. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you, governor. to all the families, first responders, the community, clergy, guests. >> scripture tells to not lose heart. inwardly, we are being renewed day by day. momentary troubles are achieving as a further blow with a further glory that far outweighs the moment. we fix our eyes not on what is seen but on what is not seen. what is seen as temporary but what is not seen is eternal. for we know the earthly tents we live in are destroyed and then we have a building with god, and internal house in heaven, not built by human hands. we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults. they lost their lives in a school that could have been any school in a quiet town full of good and decent people. it could be any town in america. if you are a new town, i come to offer the love and prayers of a nation. i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the deaths of your sorrow, nor can they
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